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Fixing the LeakAdvances in Healthcare

Fixing the Leak

Open-heart surgery is the standard method for repairing mitral valves, but for some, a treatment option now available at Roper
Easy to SwallowAdvances in Healthcare

Easy to Swallow

Written by Hailey Middlebroook Thoracic surgeon Dr. Adam Mace is on a mission to help relieve symptoms of achalasia, a
Could You Spot a Stroke?Advances in Healthcare

Could You Spot a Stroke?

“When symptoms start showing up, you have to respond immediately,” says local stroke survivor Ron Brinson, pictured here with his
10 Women Who Made Their Mark in MedicineAdvances in Healthcare

10 Women Who Made Their Mark in Medicine

Trailblazers, innovators and wartime heroines Women have been making their mark in medicine for centuries Women have made significant contributions
HIV/AIDS Infection Rates Continue to Rise in the SouthAdvances in Healthcare

HIV/AIDS Infection Rates Continue to Rise in the South

  Understanding, diagnosing and treating HIV and AIDS has come a long way since the early 1980s, when the virus
A Cut AboveAdvances in Healthcare

A Cut Above

Robotic-assisted technology is improving the accuracy and precision of total knee replacements—a procedure that’s on the rise throughout the nation
Motion GrantedAdvances in Healthcare

Motion Granted

Less than two years after a car accident that shattered her lower limbs, Johns Island resident Lynn Green—pictured here at
Dr. Elizabeth Kline Achieves Milestone for Thoracic Robotic SurgeriesAdvances in Healthcare

Dr. Elizabeth Kline Achieves Milestone for Thoracic Robotic Surgeries

A 59-year old woman will live cancer free after a life-saving surgery Monday that cured her early stage lung cancer.
New Recommendations for the HPV VaccineAdvances in Healthcare

New Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine guards against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection that can lead to six different
The Latest in Non-Surgical Treatments for ObesityAdvances in Healthcare

The Latest in Non-Surgical Treatments for Obesity

A new non-surgical approach to obesity treatment is here to help you drop the pounds—for good Written by Erin Weeks
Childbirth 101: What to Expect from Labor and DeliveryAdvances in Healthcare

Childbirth 101: What to Expect from Labor and Delivery

Learn what to expect from the spectacular experience of labor and delivery—plus, get an inside look at Roper St. Francis
Meet Dr. Scott Ross, Cardiothoracic SurgeonAdvances in Healthcare

Meet Dr. Scott Ross, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Scott Ross is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon and leader in minimally invasive surgical options. Translation: He’s an expert
A Simple Screening Saved Paula's LifeAdvances in Healthcare

A Simple Screening Saved Paula's Life

Paula knew that, as a smoker, she was at risk for cancer, but didn’t know there was a simple screening
Weary of Reflux Pain? Consider Surgery.Advances in Healthcare

Weary of Reflux Pain? Consider Surgery.

The fall and winter holidays will soon be here, taunting you with all the festive foods and drinks that trigger
How Heart Surgery Has EvolvedAdvances in Healthcare

How Heart Surgery Has Evolved

The heart is the beating engine of the body, so when it needs a tune up, it’s not taken lightly.
Convergent Offers New Hope to Those with AFibAdvances in Healthcare

Convergent Offers New Hope to Those with AFib

Sometimes a racing heart is a good thing, like when you’re trying something new or tackling a workout. But in
Sweet News Regarding Sugar and CancerAdvances in Healthcare

Sweet News Regarding Sugar and Cancer

There are many wise health-related reasons to limit your sugar intake. From dental decay to diabetes, sugar is a dietary
Varicose Veins? When to See a DoctorAdvances in Healthcare

Varicose Veins? When to See a Doctor

Varicose veins may be unattractive, but they are also extremely common, with some 25 million Americans (predominantly women) suffering from
Breast Cancer Q&A: Advances in Breast ReconstructionAdvances in Healthcare

Breast Cancer Q&A: Advances in Breast Reconstruction

Breast cancer awareness may be stronger than ever, thanks to the popular pink takeover of October. That’s a good thing.
Genes to the RescueAdvances in Healthcare

Genes to the Rescue

Learn about GeneMatch: a project underway at Roper St. Francis and across the nation to help scientists battle Alzheimer’s and
New Procedure Stops Devastating Effects of StrokeAdvances in Healthcare

New Procedure Stops Devastating Effects of Stroke

Gail was gardening when she started having a stroke. She was rushed to the hospital and received a lifesaving procedure
What to Expect When Going Under General AnesthesiaAdvances in Healthcare

What to Expect When Going Under General Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Troy Ockerman demystifies anesthesia, explaining what to expect from beginning to end and sharing the simple steps you
PA, NP, MD? Decoding Acronyms of Your Medical Care ProvidersAdvances in Healthcare

PA, NP, MD? Decoding Acronyms of Your Medical Care Providers

Decoding acronyms of your medical care providers and understanding what they mean in terms of your care. 
Kids and Peanut Allergies, What are the Latest FindingsAdvances in Healthcare

Kids and Peanut Allergies, What are the Latest Findings

More children have peanut allergies than ever before—learn the signs of a peanut allergy, what to do if your child